When Sam Baldwin's wife dies, he is left to bring up his eight-year-old son Jonah alone, and decides to move to Seattle to make a new start. On Christmas Eve, Jonah rings a radio phone-in with his Christmas wish to find a new wife for his dad. Meanwhile in Baltimore, journalist Annie Reed, who is having doubts about her own relationship, is listening in.
- Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
- Studio: TriStar Pictures
- Keyword: holiday, loss of loved one, lovesickness, journalist, parent child relationship, radio station, christmas party, love of one's life, radio, seattle, usa, baltimore, usa, fiancé, radio presenter, airplane, radio transmission, observation deck, friendship, unsociability, woman director
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, Tom Riis Farrell